'I believe that a cornerstone of American democracy and growth is a strong, vibrant wellfunded public education system. As a fiscal conservative and a taxpayer, I want to ensure that funding for education is a priority. As has been stated an quoted in so many ways, education for all is the foundation of success. I am privileged and honored to see the incredible achievements in NEISD and other school districts around our state. While I am painfully aware of the challenges, I am in constant awe of the educators and administrators who never give up, and who are willing and ready to take on those challenges on a daily basis, no matter what roadblocks they encounter. For the naysayers, I would invite you to mentor in our schools to see first-hand what is truly happening. You are needed! As a community we need to make sure that our children have access to the same opportunities that our parents and grandparents worked so hard to provide for us.'
Sandy Hughey was elected to the NEISD Board in 2000. She has served terms as Vice President and President, and has been Board Secretary since 2008. She was elected as a Director for the Texas Association of School Boards in 2009, an organization that provides services and advocacy for all Texas school districts. As a TASB Director, she has served as a member of the Budget Committee, the Legislative Committee, and as Chair of the Legislative Committee.
She is a founding member of the Bexar County School Boards Coalition, and serves as the Secretary and Treasurer. In addition, she is on the steering committee for the Go Public Campaign, a program to highlight the great things happening in our public schools. She is a Director on the North East Educational Foundation, and has served as Gala Chair for several years. She is a long-time member of PTA, including service on the North East Council of PTAs as Treasurer.
Sandy has over 600 hours of continuing education through TASB and other organizations focused on public education. She attended Sam Houston State University, and has completed a four-year course, Education for Ministry, through University of the South. Her employment history has been primarily in the fields of finance and real estate management.
She is a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, where she was very active with the Altar Guild and Lenten Luncheons, and was on the Vestry. Sandy is a Houston native and attended parochial and public schools. She moved to San Antonio in 1990. She has been married to her husband, Keith, for over thirty years, and together they have three daughters, one son, and nine grandchildren. Their son and youngest daughter are graduates of NEISD.
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